Historical figures bring UCC's past to life at GS28 July 2, 2011
Abigail Roberts, a traveling evangelist, and the Hon. Samuel Sewall, a judge at the Salem witch trials, were among 17 UCC historical figures making appearances at the Tampa Convention Center.
Merritt: Young adults 'missing from our congregations' July 2, 2011
One by one, people stood to describe what formed their generation: the Vietnam War for those in their 60s; Watergate and the crisis of trust in institutions for those in their 50s. Those in their 40s recalled the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of the personal computer.
Violins erupt at General Synod 28 assembly July 2, 2011
When General Synod 28 planners were asked "Who ya gonna call?" to follow Leonard Pitts’ inspirational keynote speech Saturday morning in the Plenary Hall of the Tampa Convention Center, they chose a couple of bona fide barrier-busters.
Roy Juarez Jr.: 'A dream is a gift we give ourselves' July 2, 2011
Roy Juarez Jr. learned difficult lessons early in life. And he told a group of General Synod delegates and visitors, "If you grow up with a tough life, you have learned lessons that cannot be taught in a book."
Youth activist Shelby Knox shares her story July 2, 2011
Shelby Knox didn’t set out to be a youth activist. She just did what she thought needed to be done. One of the featured Suncoast Saturday speakers, Shelby shared her inspiring story with workshop attendees.